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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Best American Sports Writing

Best American Sports Writing: 2005.

Edited by Mike Lupica. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

356 pages, paperback, $14.95. ISBN-10: 0618470204

Scanning HM’s 2005 Travel anthology, the editor found no obvious Texas connection, but maybe he just doesn’t know what he’s doing.

However, the Sports anthology was different.

The full text selections included Michael Hall’s “The Duke of Dunbar” and Katy Vine’s “Alive and Kicking” both from Texas Monthly issues. In the list at the back for other notables of the previous year were three citations, including John Spong’s “The Shot Not Heard Around the World,” (Texas Monthly), Jose de Jesus Ortiz’s “Braves Exercise Poor Judgment” (Houston Chronicle October 10), and Paul Kix’s “All the Rage” (Dallas Observer, August 12-18).

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